Chapter 12: Adventures
This was a forest. However, the White Scaled Python’s speed was not slow at all despite its large size. Furthermore, it was circling the tree he was in, giving Ye Xuan a headache.
“Ai, the unlucky ghost did not seem to be interested in sword art, so the sword technique I inherited is not very brilliant. Otherwise, I would have hacked it to death.” Ye Xuan was helpless. Though he felt that the swords technique was awe-inspiring, it was not the case with the unlucky ghost.
At this time, Ye Xuan was also thinking about whether he should exchange that bit of Devouring Points for a level five martial art technique or not?
He hesitated because Devouring Points was not so easy to obtain.
However, when he thought about the worth of the White Scaled Python’s corpse that reached at least ten thousand silver taels, he made up his mind. He quickly searched through the Devouring System menu and finally chose a level five martial arts technique called Gale Sword Technique.
“Would you like to spend some Devouring Points to exchange for the Gale Sword Technique?”
The system prompted.
When Ye Xuan replied in his mind, the System deducted that little bit of Devouring Points he had, and following that, a cultivation technique appeared in his mind. It was the Gale Sword Technique.
In the outside world, Ye Xuan was still chasing after the White Scaled Python, but in his mind, a long time had passed since then.
“As expected, it’s magical. After exchanging points for the cultivation technique, you unexpectedly gave me some time to practice the sword techniques with the light and shadow sword. This is just like showing off in the game. Ha-ha, snake, don’t go…”
Ye Xuan was somewhat emotional. With his cultivation at the early fifth level, if he used a level five martial art technique, he would definitely be able to kill this White Scaled Python quickly.
Immediately, he gripped the longsword tightly and swung it out.
A wave of pure spiritual energy turned into sword qi and swept out, instantly tearing past a few meters and landed on the White Scaled Python’s body. In an instant, the White Scaled Python was split into two, divided into two halves.
However, because of his poor vision, Ye Xuan’s accuracy was not high. The only broken part of the White Scaled Python was merely its tail, and it fled even faster after receiving that attack.
“The consumption of a rank five martial arts technique is great. At my peak, I should be able to use this technique ten times. However, for my current self, I can probably only use it for two or three times.” Ye Xuan thought for a while, then used the Ye Clan’s movement technique to chase the snake.
“Gale Chop, die!”
Ye Xuan’s eyes turned cold. He suddenly brandished his sword.
A stream of light flashed past. A crisp sound rang out.
This time, the White Scaled Python’s head was cut into two halves, and it died instantly.
“Rank Five martial arts techniques are indeed powerful.” Ye Xuan joyfully walked over and directly swallowed the body of the Rank Four White Scaled Python.
Seeing the extent of the increase, he also revealed a satisfied expression as he muttered to himself: “Not bad, not bad. This White Scaled Python is equivalent to twenty or thirty Rank Three Demon Beast. It would be better if there were more.”
After devouring the White Scaled Python’s corpse, Ye Xuan was thinking of finding a place to rest. However, at this moment, he suddenly discovered a cave in front of him.
“Cave? Could it be the lair of this White Scaled Python?”
He focused his mind and deduced that the White Scaled Python was feeling threatened and wanted to escape back to its nest, where it was perceived as a safe haven. However, unexpectedly, it was chopped just at the entrance of its nest by Ye Xuan.
Since there was a nest, then there might be other White Scaled Pythons inside. He had heard that White Scaled Pythons usually lived together, and if there is one left in the nest, it’d be an unexpected harvest.
“I can still use Gale Slash another two times, and even if I don’t use it, I can still make the White Scaled Python flee. Hmm, I should recover my Spiritual Energy first, just in case.”
Ye Xuan made his decision, and he took out a bottle of Dan to recover his spirit energy.
Just now, when he killed the White Scaled Python, he had only increased the upper limit of his spiritual energy. He had not recovered his spent spiritual energy at all.
As such, he took out the Dan and used the Ye Family’s techniques to hasten his spirit energy recovery. After a long while, he finally stood up and entered the cave.
This cave was not big, but what surprised Ye Xuan was that in the depths of the cave. There seemed to be something that was emitting a faint light.
“There might be something good!” Ye Xuan was looking forward to it.
Other than Demon Beasts, there were also a few other natural treasures in the wilderness, such as the raw materials used to refine Dan.
Ye Xuan walked into the cave for a while without hearing something strange, but suddenly, he heard something different. It was the hissing sound of the White Scaled Python.
“There really is another White Scaled Python…” Ye Xuan thought as he came to the corner and looked around cautiously.
Sure enough, in the depths of the cave, there was a White Scale Python coiled up around the faint light source from before, which turned out to be a stone.
“A rock that is emitting black light. It looked like some ore, and the light it emitted seemed to be affecting the White Scaled Python. Its scales have become extremely hard from exposure to that light.”
Ye Xuan could immediately sense that there was something wrong, and he instantly pulled out his sword, rushing out.
However, in the next moment, he discovered that something was wrong. This White Scaled Python seemed to be much larger than the one he had just killed. Its body even reached five meters long.
Seeing that a human had barged into its territory, the White Scaled Python stuck out its tongue and slithered towards Ye Xuan.
Noticing the White Scaled Python was pouncing towards him with its mouth wide open, a light flashed in Ye Xuan’s eyes, and he then launched a Gale Chop at the snake’s head.
The Sword Qi struck the White Scaled Python’s scales, producing a metallic sound. This time, Ye Xuan’s attack failed to break its defense.
“Oh no, it’s a Rank Five Demon Beast!” Ye Xuan immediately reacted. Moreover, he guessed that this White Scaled Python was probably at either the middle phase or peak phase in the fifth stage.
While Ye Xuan was still flabbergasted, the White Scaled Python had already rushed to his side and bit down. Fortunately, he had reacted rather quickly and moved his leg away in advance. Otherwise, its venomous teeth would have pierced his thigh.
Ye Xuan was shocked by the White Scaled Python’s strength, but he did not lose his reason.
Right now, there were only two options before him.
One, he could immediately turn around and flee with all his might.
Two, he could quickly scale the White Scaled Python and swallow the glowing black rock.
If everything went well, he might be able to level up directly, and then his spirit energy might be able to break through the White Scaled Python’s defense.
However, this was a huge risk because he did not know what this stone was. If he could not use it to advance his level, then he would be in great danger.
“Forget it; just look at this rock. It’s not an ordinary thing. Let’s risk it all!”
Ye Xuan made up his mind. He immediately stepped on the snake’s body, and then, with a mighty stomp, he pounced towards the black boulder.
The White Scaled Python’s head swayed as it slithered after him, all within Ye Xuan’s calculation.
When Ye Xuan landed, the black boulder had already fallen into Ye Xuan’s hands and was immediately devoured by him.